Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students
We recognize that deafness and hearing loss affects an individual differently in different environments. For example, one may feel confident they understand everything in a smaller classroom, but not in a large lecture hall with poor acoustics.
We also recognize that an individual may feel that they strongly identify with having a disability related to deafness or hearing loss, while another might not even want others to know. We meet students where they are and provide accommodations accordingly. Your accommodations will be specifically tailored to you.
Many DHOH individuals find themselves in situations day in and day out where they’re either left out of what’s being said or they have to ask that the content be made accessible to them. It’s exhausting to constantly be left out like this or have accessibility treated as an afterthought. If you are DHOH and find yourself in this situation, please reach out to the DAC and we will help advocate for accessibility and inclusion.
Examples of DHOH Specific Accommodations
- American Sign Language Interpreters
- Real-Time Speech-to-Text Services
- Closed Captioning
- Assistive Listening Devices